Tagged: King Corn
A terrific piece in the New York Times this weekend details the decline of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as a food sweetener in recent years. According to the article, this decline is exemplified by ConAgra's decision this month to pull the sweetener from the ever-popular Hunt's ketchup in favor of cane sugar.
And you know an ingredient is unpopular when Big Food is making a financial call like this one:
Although sugar costs more than high-fructose corn syrup, the price of Hunt’s is not set to increase. Eager for a sales boost from the switch, ConAgra decided to absorb the extra costs.Read more
The video-propaganda Â below comes to us courtesy the CRA, that is, theÂ Corn Refiners Association (which they cop to, briefly, at the :26 mark in very faded text).Â The parody video on the jump page, comes courtesy of El DragÃ³n spending too much time on YouTube.
But let's address the CRA hack job first.